Posts Tagged ‘Albinism’

Update (3/9/09): Teza, a film set in Ethiopia that explores the African nation’s brutal past under the Mengistu Haire Mariam regime from 1974 – 1991 won the top prize Saturday at FESCAPO, the African continent’s top film festival and biggest cultural event. The film was directed by U.S.-based, Ethiopian-born director Haire Gerima. The video clip […]

Since 2007, more than 40 Tanzanians, born with albinism, an inherited disorder that causes a lack of pigmentation in hair, eyes, and skin, have been murdered by gangs of men, who¬†chop off their arms, legs, even genitalia and heads, to sell to fellow East Africans who apparently believe the widespread rumors (in that region) that […]